I certainly enjoy reading your articles. Your opinions carry a lot of weight due to your years of experience. However, two articles which appeared in Iron Man magazine appear to be contradictory:
1. Iron Man, January, 1979, Volume 38 No. 2: “I have seen students gain one inch on arms in 3 days, eating one dozen eggs and one pound of beef daily.”
2. Iron Man, September, 1978, Volume 37 No. 6: “I advocate a relatively ‘low’ protein intake, about 65 grams per day. The body can’t digest more than 20 grams per meal.”
One dozen eggs and a pound of beef would amount to approximately 180 grams of protein a day, far in excess of what you recommend in the September, 1978 article.
Would you please explain?
Sorry about the confusion.
My feeling about body builders seriously training for maximum muscle size is simple; 4 fertile eggs every three hours is a necessity to achieve positive nitrogen balance.
This is the bottom line in body building nutrition. It’s the easiest way to achieve the anabolic state.
Men over 40, like Don Peters and Don Howorth look better now than they did at age 30 or under. Don Peters is at present up to 4 dozen a day, and looks unbelievable. I personally achieved the best condition of my life on 65 grams of protein a day (eggs, meat and butter).
You are opening a Pandora’s Box by expecting a simple answer to your questions. If you ever get to California perhaps I could go into detail and cover every aspect of this with you.
To summarize this, I go on record by stating that you would be far better off with 65 grams of protein, than 300.